Senator Ali Ndume had gone to attend a wedding in Maiduguri when political thugs attacked his supporters who gathered to welcome him at Bulunkutu and other areas of Maiduguri.

The embarrassing May 14 incident also saw the attackers defacing Ndume's posters in the metropolis.

Ndume represents Borno South in the Senate, and would not hold grudges against his people.

He said on Sunday said that he had forgiven those who molested his supporters.

He told newsmen in Maiduguri that he had resolved the issue with key politicians in the state and forgave those who attacked his supporters.

“My supporters were harassed and molested by thugs in the metropolis despite the presence of police deployed to various locations at the time of the attack.

“What actually happened that fateful day; there was a wedding of a daughter of one of our political big wigs and some of my supporters, I do not even know them flooded the metropolis with my posters.

“Sequel to that, some people became apprehensive and attacked my supporters.

“We have settled the issue and the governor called me and personally apologised over the incident,” he said, adding that he has no grudges against anybody.